• Blog: NCAA Tourney Memories Still Sting 20 Years Later

    by Stuart Goldman March 2015

    You’ve seen the shot thousands of times. As March Madness begins in earnest this week, you’ll see it a few more.

    UCLA’s Tyus Edney dribbles the length of the court and hits the layup that beats Missouri in the 1995 NCAA Tournament. 

    Few moments in sports are better than the buzzer-beater. Shot goes up. Buzzer sounds. Shot goes in. Crowd erupts.

    Jubilation if you’re on the winning team. Deflation if you’re on the losing end.

  • Blog: Misfiring on Active-Shooter Preparation

    by February 2015

    Two years ago, while picking up my oldest daughter from school, I was overwhelmed with anxiety, fear and one all-consuming thought: Get her home.

  • Blog: Off and Running at iClubs and Athletic Business

    by Stuart Goldman February 2015

    A little over a month ago, I officially accepted my new job as the editor of iClubs and a contributor to Athletic Business. So far, it’s been busy, and that’s a good thing.

  • Dean Smith Personified Humility, Courage, College Basketball

    by Stuart Goldman February 2015

    The Paul Terry Classic was an annual high school basketball tournament in Emporia, Kan.

    The tournament, which lasted 14 years until 2010, was named after the first African-American to play basketball at Emporia High School. The coach at Emporia High who put Terry in the starting lineup was a man by the name of Alfred Smith. That was 1932.

    Smith’s son, Dean Smith, was 1 year old.

  • Back To School for My Collegiate Security Education

    by February 2015

    Death Valley is the intimidating home field of LSU football where, on any given Saturday in the fall, the number of tailgating, non-ticket-holding fans can equal the 100,000+ entering the gates to watch their beloved Tigers. It's a security nightmare that requires meticulous planning, flawless execution, and a little help from your friends in the industry.

  • Blog: The NFL Knows No Offseason

    by Stuart Goldman February 2015

    The debate over whether the Seattle Seahawks should have given the ball to Marshawn Lynch at the 1-yard line in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX will rage all season long in the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the country.

  • UCF’s Stadium Beach Club as Goofy as It Is Unique

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from UCF's assistant athletic director of communications, Andy Seeley.

    The University of Central Florida made news Monday with the announcement of its new “East Side Club,” a beach lounge that will be built in the middle of the school’s football stadium seating.

  • High Schools Earn Failing Grade in Security Planning

    by January 2015

    It was a situation that, according to reports, school officials should've seen coming.

  • Paris a Somber Reminder What Lurks Around Each Corner

    by January 2015

    The slaughter of more than a dozen people by masked gunmen at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has provided a sickening reminder of the evil that lurks around every corner. There are still a lot of unknowns but what we do know is this: eight of the dead are journalists, two were police, one was a guest of the editorial board, and one was at the reception desk. The humanist in me mourns for the victims and their families. The journalist in me mourns for my media peers. But in this industry, that sadness must be repurposed in a focused direction. Paris is a reminder that this type of terrorist attack can happen anytime, and anywhere. It's why our mission to protect the sports we love, the fans we love, the athletes we love and the staff we love, is so important. 

  • Athletic Business Readers’ Support, Feedback Drive Growth

    by December 2014

    Throughout the year, a hefty gentleman prone to wearing red receives millions of letters from children around the world asking for items that will make them happier — items they believe they have earned via behavior exhibited during that aforementioned year. While not quite as hefty and more open to other color combinations, I share some things in common with that jolly fella from up north. Specifically, I, too, receive letters every year, but these letters don't come from children. They are sent by the coaches and athletic administrators of these children, asking me for help or thanking me for providing them with the items they need to be successful.